Portland Art Museum Photography Council presents: Ann Pallesen

by | Mar 11, 2016 | Community

Looking Back: Photographs by Ann Pallesen

From the artist:

This presentation will touch on my early years as a photographer and my inspirations. I will cover several personal projects and touch on my preferred printing process: lith printing, an analog darkroom process that produces unique images.

Ann Pallesen, influenced by pictorialism and photography from the turn of the 20th century, finds lith printing an intriguing process that aptly expresses her vision. The warm tones, hard shadows and soft highlights of lith prints create a timeless atmosphere of delicacy and nostalgia. She is drawn to the intricacies and wonder of lush and ornate environments, often focusing on land and water, botanicals, figures and animals found near and abroad. She shoots with vintage and plastic cameras.

Ann Pallesen received her BFA from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins in 1993. She continued her studies through Seattle’s Photo Center NW, where she honed her skills in lith printing with master printers including Tim Rudman. She has exhibited her work nationally and is included in several private collections. Ann served as the Gallery Director of the Photographic Center NW for nearly two decades, and recently started in a new role as Partnerships Manager. She has created over 250 exhibitions with emerging and renowned artists, coordinated dozens of lectures with visiting artists and curators, and regularly appears at portfolio review events around the country. She is based in Seattle, WA.

About the Brown Bag Lunch Talks

After Ann Pallesen on March 16,ur spring offerings will feature Robert Tomlinson on April 20, and Terri Warpinski on May 18.

The Brown Bag Lecture Talk series is a presentation of the Portland Art Museum’s Photography Council and is sponsored by Pro Photo Supply.

Lecture by: Ann Pallesen

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 16, Noon –1 p.m.

Location: Miller Gallery in the Mark building

Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

www.portlandartmuseum.org / 503 226 2811

Cost: Free to the public.  (People are welcome to bring their lunch.)

About the Photography Council

The Portland Art Museum Photography Council offers its members unique opportunities to learn more about the history of photography with Julia Dolan, Ph.D., the Museum’s Minor White Curator of Photography. Council membership dues support the acquisition of photographs for the permanent collection. The members’ annual print share meeting, private tours with Dr. Dolan, an annual art acquisition meeting, and special invitations to lectures by renowned photographers are just some of the benefits of Council membership.

The Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s Brown Lunch Talk series, conceived in 2009 by Past Council President Jim Leisy as a means of introducing the Portland photography community to the wealth of talent and creative energy in our region, has become one of the Council’s most popular public events. Since its inception, the BBLT has offered over sixty monthly presentations by regional and visiting photographer/artists that are free and open to everyone interested in photographic arts and process.

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